Meet The Outcasks
Michelle is the Assistant Cidermaker & Sales Rep for Descendant Cider in NYC. She is a homebrewer and writer for TheOutcask.com (formerly Bier Magazine, Inc.). As a Social Media Influencer @TheBrewBabe, she shares her educational experiences, cider & beer reviews, and information on living gluten-free with her followers.
In May 2019, she attended Cornell AgriTech and received a certification in Perry & Cider Production. In September 2019, she became a Certified Cider Professional, administered by the United States Association of Cider Makers.
She is also an award-winning homebrewer & cidermaker:
- Finalist, 2019 American Homebrewers Association “National Homebrew Competition.”
- Bronze in Spiced Cider, 2018 Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition
- 1st Place in Specialty Cider, 2018 Mid-Atlantic Amateur Cider Contest
- Silver in the Hopped Cider, 2018 Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition
- Silver in the Spiced Cider, 2018 Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition
Michelle enjoys participating in group brew days, judging cider competitions, participating in craft beer/cider events, and offering gluten-free beer and cider at festivals on Long Island. She is currently an active member of the American Homebrewers Association, Handgrenades Homebrew Craft Beer Club, and Long Island Beer & Malt Enthusiasts.
Laura Cerrone (Ciderella) is a freelance journalist and beer and cider enthusiast. After graduating from the State University of New York at New Paltz, Laura has covered a multitude of topics from local news to entertainment reviews. When not working, she enjoys traveling, reading books, and attending comic conventions. She is also working on her first full-length novel and comic book as well.
Currently, her favorite brews are Moustache Brewing Company’s Milk & Honey, Not Your Father’s Root Beer, Ace’s Pineapple, and Wolaver’s Alta Gracia Coffee House Porter. The list is always changing and expanding. She will also never turn down a Krombacher Dark.
Christine McCarthy likes terrible beer and good whiskey, but she’s learning more about craft beer. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, full-time mommy and professional software developer, she stretches her linguistic muscles from time to time writing guest articles and copy editing. Located a little further north from Manhattan, she’s currently obsessed with her recent craft beer discoveries: Keegan Ale’s Joe Mama’s Milk Stout and Blue Collar Brewery’s Oatmeal Stout.
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